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Apple Fires Manager Responsible for Maps ... then he gets lost on way out of building


 Apple Fires Manager Responsible for Maps ... then he gets lost on way out of building
topic by fat_boyy21 - 11-27-2012, 06:48 PM - Boxden > BX Tech


Apple Fires Manager Responsible for Maps as Eddy Cue Turns to Outsiders for Help




As Apple continues to work toward improving the new Maps service the company rolled out in iOS 6, Bloomberg reports that Apple has fired Richard Williamson, the manager directly responsible for the project.
Richard Williamson, who oversaw the mapping team, was fired by Senior Vice President Eddy Cue, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information wasn’t yet public. Cue, who took over last month as part of a management shakeup, is seeking advice from outside mapping-technology experts and prodding digital maps provider TomTom NV to fix landmark and navigation data it shares with Apple.
As part of a management shakeup at Apple announced last month, iOS chief Scott Forstall will be leaving the company next year and his responsibilities have been delegated to other executives. With Eddy Cue now overseeing Maps in addition to his iTunes Store, App Store, iCloud, iBookstore, iAd, and Siri responsibilities, Apple has brought on its "product resuscitator" to help fix the highly criticized service.

Cue is said to be taking a very hands-on approach with Maps, and with his firing of Williamson seems to be looking to build his own team to address the service's many issues.
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21 comments for "Apple Fires Manager Responsible for Maps ... then he gets lost on way out of building"


 11-28-2012, 08:08 PMaway - #2
keejee 118 heat pts118

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Google...please make a GPS app available for Iphone
 11-28-2012, 08:44 PMaway - #3
fat_boyy21 206 heat pts206

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I'm pretty sure they submitted the Google maps app for review already... I don't know if its coming with turn by turn tho
 11-28-2012, 09:41 PMaway - #4
coolio 43 heat pts43

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not surprised..maps played a big role in the fact that the iphone 5 and iOS 6 are basically a joke now

90% of the time somebody brings up either one, it's usually to talk about at least one of their many issues or to make fun of it
 11-28-2012, 09:51 PMonline - #5
FrankAndBeans 14 heat pts14

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Originally Posted by coolio
not surprised..maps played a big role in the fact that the iphone 5 and iOS 6 are basically a joke now

90% of the time somebody brings up either one, it's usually to talk about at least one of their many issues or to make fun of it

Where is this world you live in
 11-28-2012, 10:35 PMaway - #6
coolio 43 heat pts43

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Originally Posted by FrankAndBeans
Where is this world you live in

the same one u choose to delude yourself in
 11-28-2012, 11:15 PMaway - #7
SokeSleezy 3 heat pts

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thats always the number one complaint i hear.. unless its like some old person,alot of people are deterred cuz of Iphone not having Gmap...
 11-28-2012, 11:53 PMaway - #8
kg81 6 heat pts

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Main reason I didn't cop. Loving Nokia maps on this 920. I think Nokia maps is coming to the iOS app store.
 11-29-2012, 08:37 AMaway - #9
Beach Bum 51 heat pts51

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!!, my maps work like a champ...maybe i got lucky and am in a good supported area that they didnt !! up on

ps. google maps sucks !! on an iphone.
 11-29-2012, 10:19 AMaway - #10
blah blah blah 1 heat pts

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just dl the map quest app
 11-29-2012, 01:59 PMaway - #11
critiQue|M 121 heat pts121

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ios 6 would be worthless with google maps im jus gon call it like i see it..
 11-29-2012, 02:22 PMaway - #12
TYT 15 heat pts15

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Originally Posted by keejee
Apple...please make a Google GPS app available for Iphone
fixed

 11-29-2012, 02:24 PMaway - #13
monrowe 2 heat pts

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Kinda funny how apple fells it was a bust but on day one you saw all these pictures of ppl excited about the new map like it was greatness
 11-29-2012, 05:10 PMaway - #14
Adam Is BeTTeR 1 heat pts

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@ the title, I'm !!in dying here at work
 11-29-2012, 10:11 PMaway - #15
Jay-Vab 

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just download Waze for gps its free and works perfect for me. kind of community based too because other Waze users can drop landmarks on the map if there are police check points, random accidents etc.
 11-30-2012, 03:14 AMaway - #16
egotistical 1 heat pts

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I never wish anyone to get fired, but Apple did a horrible job with the Maps. They were suppose to come 3x harder then Google and failed. If your going to talk !! about your opponent you better come hard. I think they should of done the Waze idea, but maybe changed it up tried to do it better.
 11-30-2012, 05:18 AMaway - #17
strongthetruth 7 heat pts

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Never had a problem with the new maps. Use it all the time. Google maps was !!ty on previous ios's though. Always used the tomtom app before iOS 6.
 11-30-2012, 07:57 AMaway - #18
Mike Nitty 6 heat pts

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Im just saying....already gotta in-dash navi system...I could care less about the app on my iPhone
 11-30-2012, 05:20 PMaway - #19
Black Yeezus II 196 heat pts196

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I use hopstop now. !! that app.
 12-02-2012, 03:05 AMaway - #20
Hood_Rich 7 heat pts

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I just tried out the Maps apps for the first time tonight, no issues at all. Worked great
 
 


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